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Rich Hill Demoted to Make Room on Roster for a Cup of Pudding

Rich Hill throws ball 4

Well my fantasy team proceeds to get worse every day. Rich Hill is taking the bus to Iowa. Great press conference where they ask Rich what he thinks about his removal from the rotation and he had no idea what they were talking about.

On the move to Iowa:

“He didn’t take it well,” Piniella said. “He understands, but he was more upset with himself than anything else. He’s a good kid, he really is. He’s been worrying a lot. He needs to relax and just go pitch. I think he’ll go down to Iowa, get a few starts and I think you’ll see him back here pitching well for us.”

Yeah Hill’s been bad from spring training. His ERA has only survived because Pinella pulls him so fast he can’t do too much damage. In the meantime Sean Gallagher/Jon Lieber will fill the rotation spot by pitching for at least 4 innings while surrendering 6 runs on 13 hits, a marked improvement from the status quo.

Yanks demote Ian Kennedy. So much for NY and their up-and-coming rookie pitchers. Only Joba is remotely the real deal. Rasner takes his place.

Yanks Ban Clubhouse Junk Food, Security Must Use Force to Take Giambi’s Peeps

Yahoo always does such a great job of picking up mainstream baseball articles that really effect the game. They picked up a Los Angeles Times article:

“New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi has banned candy and ice cream in an effort to create a more healthy diet.

Furthermore, the Journal News of Westchester County reported that the Yankees asked opposing teams to remove the offending items from the visitors’ clubhouse before the team arrives.

In Tampa Bay, the candy was replaced with nuts, dried fruit and granola…”

Man the press are all over the Yanks this year. There’s Joba-gate, and A-Rod refusing to high-five teammates except when required by court order. Someone (THC) should mention how Kennedy happens to be 0-2 with a 9.64 ERA and WHIP that has a guy at least rounding second every inning. Hughes is 0-3/7.85/1.96. That’s pretty godawful.

You expect Giambi to just quit eating bag after bag of Moonpies to solve this problem?

Babe Ruth smoked, swilled beer, ate hot dogs and shit on the pitching mound!!!